The ‘rejected’ National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who was beaten by his longtime friend and outgoing General Secretary, Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, to win the National Chairmanship position says the “insensitivity” that characterised the campaign prior to internal elections may affect the party’s quest to reclaim power.
Mr. Ofosu Ampofo lost his second bid to maintain his national chairman position of the NDC managed to poll just 2,894 out of 8,553 valid votes cast. While his longtime friend and the outgoing General Secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia, polled 5,574 out of 8,553 valid votes cast.
In his congratulatory message to the newly elected leaders, Mr. Ofosu Ampofo said the “insensitivity” that characterised the campaign prior to the elections may affect the party’s quest for unity to forge ahead to reclaim power.
“While this elections needlessly witnessed the worse form of inner vilification, personal attacks, and public injury to the hard-won reputation of our Party through various means of public spaces and on social media platforms, this insensitivity would inadvertently affect our restitution, unity, and cohesion needed to engender the collective prosecution of our agenda for victory 2024,” he stated.
The ‘rejected’ chairman, however, pledged his willingness to help the party reclaim power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) come 2024.
“Let us appreciate that this victory is simply a prelude to the battle ahead of us. I pray that we quickly recover from our individual pain and dented reputation to restore our public morality so we can join forces to soldier on.
“I re-dedicate myself to the bigger task of working for victory in 2024 and pledge my unalloyed commitment to work even harder for the party together with the elected National officers, and the rank and file of our great party to achieve our ultimate goal of regaining power from the NPP in 2024.”
The new executives were elected at the 10th National Delegates Congress held at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, 16, December 2022.